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Home arrow Home/Family arrow Lifestyle arrow Lifestyle arrow Ellen DeGeneres Comic Book In Stores Next Week & Teams Up With Humane Society
Ellen DeGeneres Comic Book In Stores Next Week & Teams Up With Humane Society PDF Print E-mail
Mar 29, 2010 at 03:11 PM
She entertains millions everyday with her quirky wit and timeless charm. Now daytime talk show host and veteran comic Ellen DeGeneres’ life story will be featured in the latest issue of Bluewater Productions’ Female Force biography comic series.

Female Force: Ellen DeGeneres, in stores Wednesday, March 31st, follows the comedienne from her youth in Louisiana, through the endless smoke-filled comedy club circuit, to her breakthrough sitcom and finally as an Emmy-winning daytime talk show host.

“Ellen and her organization were very generous by embracing this book. That’s why we are happy to share a percentage of the proceeds with her favorite charity; the Humane Society,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis.

“Ellen has been a leading force for animal protections issues, said Michael Markarian, Chief Operating Officer of the HSUS. "We thank Ellen and Bluewater Productions for sharing the proceeds of her comic book with The Humane Society of the United States, and for supporting out work to celebrate animals and confront cruelty". 

The issue, written by Sandra C. Ruckdeschel and penciled by Pedro Ponzo also delves into Ellen’s personal life as an openly gay performer and an advocate for gay rights. “It is part of who she is and any telling of her story without acknowledging the importance she places on her identity would be disrespectful to her accomplishments,” said Ruckdeschel.

Fans of Ellen will be able to revisit several of the entertainer’s most iconic moments including her 1986 appearance on the Tonight Show, the 1997 episode of her sitcom where her character announces she is gay, her entrance as host of the 2006 Oscars, and even her “trademark” dance moves. It evens covers the recent announcement of Ellen joining the judging panel for American Idol.

“People forget what a groundbreaking talent she is and that fame did not come overnight,” “But through all her highs and lows, she managed to stay true to herself and prove that she is a female force.”

Female Force offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. In past issues, the monthly series has featured Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Oprah Winfrey, Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, Barbara Walters and others.

The comic book series, launched earlier this year, has drawn considerable media attention, including features on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, “The View” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” It has also been featured in such periodicals as People Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and thousands of blogs and other media outlets. 

The suggested retail price (SRP) for the comic book is $3.99 and is available where comic books are sold. 

Female Force individual issues are also available on Amazon.com, where they have been ranked among the site’s top 300 books.

High-resolution images and interview opportunities are available upon request.

About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,”) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”

Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.

Following its commitment to green publishing, Bluewater comic books are printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. FSC certification guarantees that the paper used in Bluewater books contains fiber from well-managed and responsibility harvested forests that meet strict environmental and socioeconomic standards.


For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.

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